(OP Achilles October 13th 2013)
"Welcome to The Myrmidon Legion (or ML for short).ML is indeed Challenger's and my vision of a community of like minded gamers striving to redefine tactics and strategy in the games we play in. ML is not a clan, clans are just groups of like minded players. ML is a community yes, but we are also much more than that. We are a multi-game community, we are our own brothers and sisters of the online gaming world, and we are a legion of tactical gamers who instantaneously create a power shift on the battlefield . For that sole reason I refer to ML as a Legion and will never refer to it as otherwise. If you believe you have the fortitude and spirit to join our ranks then submit an application today.
Current games: Planet Side 2, Star Wars the Old Republic, Final Fantasy XIV, Arma 2DayZ, Arma 3 Altis Life, Arma 3 Wasteland, Rust, Star Citizen, World Of Series, Elder Scrolls Online, League of Legends, and many many more."
Well we have made it 1 year and congratulations to all. A bit of history for you...
ML "The Myrmidon Legion" Was actually formed years ago as a team in a game called DarkSpace. This team consisted of about 20-30 members and as the games population died off so did ML. Achilles had created a small TeamSpeak server to allow some of our DarkSpace friends to get together and just game out on random games and have a good time. It was a while before this that I, Challenger, had joined ML in Darkspace to assist Achilles in running the fleet. As the game died off we both wanted something more. We knew our capabilities and wanted to give forming a clan a try. We had purchased a website from Enjin and enjoyed the small TeamSpeak server that came with it.
As time evolved we began to grow. We have had to continuously expand our website and we had gone from playing client hosted servers or some MMO's to purchasing dedicated server boxes from datacenters while still playing in various MMO games and some of us still host our own servers to game out on. ML officially was created on October 8th 2013 with about a dozen dedicated members. In total combined with the members we have on the website, teamSpeak, and MMO players we have a total of about 700 members in ML. We are growing on a daily basis and are ever evolving to try to make this the most kick ass experience for anyone who we come in contact with.
The structure and training that we provide whether it is in game or as staff members has shown to help our members with their real lives outside of this community. We have had people come back to us thanking us and sharing their stories about what they have learned from us and how it helped them. We have gained a lot as a community and we have had our losses. We have celebrated real life victories together have shared real life losses together. We have felt the pain of members illnesses and celebrated with them as they recovered. We have been shoulders to cry on and ears to talk to and we have laughed with each other over our own derpness. We have learned, excelled, and lived as one. We will continue to do all of this for as long as we can.
ML over the last 12 months has received about $6,500.00 in donations (Including what Achilles and I have personally put into ML) We have used this money to support ML members in hardware, games, rewards, and much much more. We have also used this money to continuously renew our servers and keep this community alive. I wish I could report that we have a stock pile of funds in the bank but the truth of it is 100% of it goes back to the community.
We have helped other communities financially and with our developing knowledge. At times we go out of our way to help someone or a community who is in need. Because of this the word is spreading now about ML and what we are about. Of the roughly 200 countries in the world we have had website hits for 58 of them. Our TeamSpeak server has been visited by hundreds and hundreds of unique visitors. Our forums have had over 30,000 views, over 250 threads, and nearly 900 posts. I know it is not massive but considering where we came from it is huge! We have it all to thank because of people like you.
We will continue to push on, to expand and grow as a community. We will learn and we will evolve together. While our future is unclear as we forge ahead, we look back at our past and where we are now and are 100% certain that only good things will happen.
One last note I would like to make and it is something that has been with us since the days of DarkSpace....
"You cannot believe in honor until you have achieved it, stay strong and stay the course; you are the window through which everyone else sees your teammates and your true self." -Challenger